J. Gumbo's vs CHURROMANIA Franchise Comparison

Below is an in-depth analysis and side-by-side comparison of J. Gumbo's vs CHURROMANIA including start-up costs and fees, business experience requirements, training & support and financing options.

Start-Up Costs and Fees

 
J. Gumbo's Franchise
CHURROMANIA Franchise
Investment $143,000 - $300,500 $135,000 - $335,000
Franchise Fee $25,000 $30,000
Royalty Fee - 8%
Advertising Fee - -
Year Founded 2006 1997
Year Franchised 2007 1998
Term Of Agreement - 5 years
Term Of Agreement - 5 years
Renewal Fee - -


Business Experience Requirements

 
J. Gumbo's Franchise
CHURROMANIA Franchise
Experience - -

Financing Options

 
J. Gumbo's Franchise
CHURROMANIA Franchise
  In-House/3rd Party In-House/3rd Party
Franchise Fees -/- -/-
Start-up Costs -/- -/-
Equipment -/- -/-
Inventory -/- -/-
Receivables -/- -/-
Payroll -/- -/-

Training & Support

 
J. Gumbo's Franchise
CHURROMANIA Franchise
Training - Corporate Office and In-store 10 days.
Support - Central Purchasing Field Operation Evaluation Field Training Initial Store Opening Inventory Control
Marketing - Ad Slicks, Brochures, Catalogs, Coupon/rebates, Direct Mailers, Emails, Promotional Items, Radio Ads, Site Signs, Television Ads, Trade Show, Exhibits, Videos, Churro Truck and Community involvement.. Additional Services: Grand Opening, In-House Marketing, Marketing Research, Newsletter, Online Extranet, Press Releases, Sales Strategies.
Operations - Average Number of Employees: 6 Full-time. Passive Ownership: Allowed.

Expansion Plans

 
J. Gumbo's Franchise
CHURROMANIA Franchise
US Expansion - Yes
Canada Expansion - -
International Expansion - Yes

Start-Up Costs and Fees Mobile

Investment
J. Gumbo's Franchise
$143,000 - $300,500
CHURROMANIA Franchise
$135,000 - $335,000
Franchise Fee
J. Gumbo's Franchise
$25,000
CHURROMANIA Franchise
$30,000
Royalty Fee
J. Gumbo's Franchise
-
CHURROMANIA Franchise
8%
Advertising Fee
J. Gumbo's Franchise
-
CHURROMANIA Franchise
-
Year Founded
J. Gumbo's Franchise
2006
CHURROMANIA Franchise
1997
Year Franchised
J. Gumbo's Franchise
2007
CHURROMANIA Franchise
1998
Term Of Agreement
J. Gumbo's Franchise
-
CHURROMANIA Franchise
5 years
Renewal Fee
J. Gumbo's Franchise
-
CHURROMANIA Franchise
-


Business Experience Requirements

Experience
J. Gumbo's Franchise
-
CHURROMANIA Franchise
-

Financing Options

  In-House/3rd Party
Franchise Fees
J. Gumbo's Franchise
-/-
CHURROMANIA Franchise
-/-
Start-up Costs
J. Gumbo's Franchise
-/-
CHURROMANIA Franchise
-/-
Equipment
J. Gumbo's Franchise
-/-
CHURROMANIA Franchise
-/-
Inventory
J. Gumbo's Franchise
-/-
CHURROMANIA Franchise
-/-
Receivables
J. Gumbo's Franchise
-/-
CHURROMANIA Franchise
-/-
Payroll
J. Gumbo's Franchise
-/-
CHURROMANIA Franchise
-/-

Training & Support

Training
J. Gumbo's Franchise
-
CHURROMANIA Franchise
Corporate Office and In-store 10 days.
Support
J. Gumbo's Franchise
-
CHURROMANIA Franchise
Central Purchasing Field Operation Evaluation Field Training Initial Store Opening Inventory Control
Marketing
J. Gumbo's Franchise
-
CHURROMANIA Franchise
Ad Slicks, Brochures, Catalogs, Coupon/rebates, Direct Mailers, Emails, Promotional Items, Radio Ads, Site Signs, Television Ads, Trade Show, Exhibits, Videos, Churro Truck and Community involvement.. Additional Services: Grand Opening, In-House Marketing, Marketing Research, Newsletter, Online Extranet, Press Releases, Sales Strategies.
Operations
J. Gumbo's Franchise
-
CHURROMANIA Franchise
Average Number of Employees: 6 Full-time. Passive Ownership: Allowed.

Expansion Plans

US Expansion
J. Gumbo's Franchise
-
CHURROMANIA Franchise
Yes
Canada Expansion
J. Gumbo's Franchise
-
CHURROMANIA Franchise
-
International Expansion
J. Gumbo's Franchise
-
CHURROMANIA Franchise
Yes

Company Overviews

About J. Gumbo's

Thanks for your interest in partnering with us at J. Gumbo’s

We’re poised to become the leading Cajun and Creole brand in the fast-casual restaurant category. How? By offering a winning combination of great-tasting food, served fast, in large portions, and at reasonable prices.
Hungry for the big, bold flavors of the Bayou State? J. Gumbo's Down-Home Cajun Cookin' serves up classic Cajun & Creole fare just the way you like it -- By offering a winning combination of great-tasting food, served fast, in large portions, and at reasonable prices. J. Gumbo's has great product, a great franchise concept with ease of operation. No frying, baking or grilling.
J. Gumbo's is one of the lowest total investments in the fast-casual restaurant category - the initial franchise fee for a single unit is $25,000 and every unit thereafter, with the same ownership as the initial unit, is $20,000 each.
Area Development Agreements are available.


About CHURROMANIA

"We have reinvented the Churro to compete", says Ariel Acosta-Rubio, Founder-CEO of CHURROMANIA®, at the Dolphin Mall Store in Miami, Florida. Can the churro displace the doughnut and the cinnamon roll in the United States? What began sixteen years ago as a family business in an eastern coastal town in Venezuela has become a transnational franchise with more than 100 stores. Now, its owners and founders Ariel Acosta-Rubio and Maria Alejandra Bravo De Acosta-Rubio are betting that they will be able to turn a modern version of the traditional Spanish pastry into the most innovative dessert sold in Florida and worldwide. "We have rescued the churro. We have reinvented it to compete with any other kind of fast food", says Acosta-Rubio, founder-CEO of CHURROMANIA®, the Venezuelan franchise with international headquarters on Miami´s Brickell Avenue. Just as other franchises have exported the U.S fast-food culture to Latin America, Latin American fast-food franchises are slowly bringing the flavors of their countries to U.S taste buds. As the United States' Hispanic population and its purchasing power grow, the major metropolitan areas are ready to absorb the new Latin American fast-food offerings, says Marcel Portman, vice president for global development with the International Association of Franchises, a commercial group in Washington, D.C. In 2001 CHURROMANIA® opened It's first store in the United States at Dolphin Mall in Miami Florida, and since then, at Miami International Mall, Westland Mall, Pembroke Lakes Mall; Broward Mall, Southland Mall, Dadeland Mall, Coral Square Mall, Walmart Super Store at Pembroke Pines, The Churromania Truck and Sawgrass Mills Mall; in Orlando Florida Festival Bay Mall and Florida Mall CHURROMANIA® has expanded upon the basic churro, offering: BIG MANIA sprinkled with sugar or cinnamon and filled with dulce de leche, chocolate, guava, cream cheese, strawberry, caramel, sweet condensed milk, hazelnut chocolate (Nutella). TWIST MANIA: choose up to two toppings: sugar, cinnamon , dulce de leche, chocolate, guava, cream cheese, strawberry, caramel, sweet condensed milk, hazelnut chocolate (Nutella). CRISPY MANIA sprinkled with sugar or cinnamon. A TRADITION IN SPAIN Eaten with hot chocolate or café con leche, the churro is a tradition inherited from Spain. CHURROMANIA® is also present in the following countries: Colombia, Panama , Peru, Aruba, Dominican Republic and Venezuela.